Assessment at Fort Lewis College - Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

College-Wide Liberal Education Outcomes

A liberal arts education encompasses more than specific curricular requirements. The College has defined four liberal education outcomes that students will attain through fulfilling their Liberal Arts Core requirements as well as through in-depth study within the major and the experiences available to them at a liberal arts institution. The four liberal education outcomes for Fort Lewis College students are:

  • Learning As Inquiry – The ability to use modern methods to access, analyze, interpret, and apply a wide range of information, data, and appropriate sources.
  • Critical Thinking As Problem Solving – The ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply information in order to solve complex problems.
  • Communication As Intellectual Contribution – The ability to contribute to scholarly understanding of a subject by balancing complexity and clarity of argument, clear conceptual organization of evidence, and adaptation to context and audience.
  • Action As Responsible Application Of Academic Learning – The ability to use all of the above to make positive contributions to one’s community and the larger society.

FLC Liberal Arts Core Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students apply intellectual and practical skills to think critically and communicate effectively
  2. Students demonstrate knowledge of the a) diversity of past and present human cultures and b) physical and natural world
  3. Students gain skills necessary to be engaged and contributing members of a local and global society
  4. Students reflect critically on ethical issues and make reasoned, intelligent judgments about complex problems
  5. Students integrate knowledge and skills and apply them to new settings and complex problems

Competencies for Statewide Guarantee Transfer-GT Pathways Curriculum

Competencies revised by faculty (2014-2016), and approved by the CCHE (June 2, 2016); effective date – Fall 2016.